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UEFA Champions League, 21.Februarie.2013
Steaua Bucuresti - Ajax 2-2(4-2) la,loviturile de la 11 m,BRAVO STEAUA,
Steaua: Tătăruşanu- Râpă, Gardoş, Chiricheş, Latovlevici- Tatu, Prepeliţă, Tănase- Ad. Popa, Rusescu, Chipciu. Rezerve: Stanca, Szukala, Filip, Pîrvulescu, M. Costea, Nikolic, Adi Rocha. Antrenor: Laurenţiu Reghecampf.
Ajax: Vermeer- Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind- Poulsen, De Jong, Eriksen- Cuenca, Sigthorsson, Fischer. Rezerve: Cillessen, Veltman, Dijks, Schone, Serero, Boerrigter, Lukoki. Antrenor: Frank de Boer.
Fotbal Club Steaua București is a Romanian professional football club based in Bucharest. They are the most successful Romanian football team in European competitions as well in the Romanian Liga I (23 championship wins). They became the first East European team to win the European Cup, being victorious in the 1986 European Cup final. Steaua played again in the final of the 1988/1989 European Cup.
The club is historically known as the Romanian Army sports club. The football department separated, however, in 1998. At the moment, its only direct link to the Army is their home ground, Stadionul Ghencea, property of the Ministry of National Defence.
Steaua has spent all its history in the country's top-flight league, and has finished below the sixth spot for only five times. They have finished third in the last season. Initially, the club played in the colors of the Romanian tricolor - blue, yellow and red - but yellow soon lost its importance, and the team became associated with the red and blue colors. Recently, away kits have begun to reintegrate the yellow color.
Steaua was founded on 7 June 1947, at the initiative of several officers of the Romanian Royal House. The establishment took place following a decree signed by General Mihail Lascăr, High Commander of the Romanian Royal Army. The club's first name was ASA București (Army Sports Association). It was formed as a sports society with seven initial sections, including football, coached by Coloman Braun-Bogdan. ASA was renamed CSCA (Central Sports Club of the Army) in 1948.CCA (Central House of the Army) in 1950.
In 1949, CSCA won its first trophy, the Romanian Cup, defeating CSU Cluj 2–1 in the final. Under the name of CCA, the club managed to win three Championship titles in a row in 1951, 1952 and 1953, along with their first Championship-Cup Double in 1951. During the 1950s, the so-called CCA Golden Team became nationally famous. In 1956, the national team of Romania, composed exclusively of CCA players, took on Yugoslavia in Belgrade and won 1–0. During the same year, CCA, coached by Ilie Savu, was the first Romanian team to enterprise a tournament in England where they achieved noteworthy results against the likes of Luton Town, Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
At the end of 1961 CCA changed its name once again to CSA Steaua București – Army Sports Club Steaua. The club's new name translates The Star and was adopted because of the presence of a red star, symbol of most East-European Army clubs, on their crest. A poor period of almost two decades followed in which the club claimed only three championships (1967–68, 1975–76, 1977–78). Instead, the team won nine national cup trophies, for which matter they gained the nickname of cup specialists.Also during this period, on 9 April 1974, Steaua's current ground, Stadionul Ghencea, was inaugurated with a friendly match opposing OFK Beograd. For a long time, whether it was called ASA, CSCA, CCA or Steaua, the team has evolved over hundreds of stadiums across the country or abroad. But on each of them was considered, however, host. Mention further five of these arenas, indicating that the choice was made either by importance "sentimental" matches played here, or after the historic value of their. Stadiums that temporarily moved the team ("Giulești", "Unirea" or "Dinamo"), even if it was considered the host team, were not included: Stadionul Venus, Stadionul Republicii, Stadionul Național and Stadionul Steaua.
Under the leadership of coaches Emerich Jenei and Anghel Iordănescu, Steaua had an impressive Championship run in the 1984–85 season, which they won after a six-year break. Subsequently, they were the first Romanian team to make it to a European Cup final, which they won in front of FC Barcelona on penalties (2–0 thanks to goalkeeper Helmuth Duckadam succeeding to save all four penalties taken by the Spaniards), after a goalless draw. Steaua therefore became the first Eastern-European team to claim the title of European champions. An additional European Super Cup was won in 1987 in front of SK Dinamo Kiev. Steaua remained at the top of European football for the rest of the decade, managing one more European Cup semifinal in 1987–88 and one more European Cup final in 1989 (lost 4–0 to AC Milan). This happened next to their four additional national titles ('85–86,'86–87,'87–88,'88–89) and four national cups ('84–85,'86–87,'87–88,'88–89).
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